Early Tyne Tug Boats - Turner: Art, Industry & Nostalgia

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Ian Whitehead, Maritime Historian, will explore the building of steam tugboats on the Tyne in Turner’s day.

A photograph of two women looking at The Fighting Temeraire

Dates

Thursday 11 July

Visitor Information

Time

2-3pm

Price

£3 each (plus booking fee)

Booking

Pre-booking essential. 

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Ian Whitehead, Maritime Historian, will explore the building of steam tugboats on the Tyne in Turner’s day, and reveal the fascinating connection between this boat building activity on the Tyne and Turner’s most famous canvas, The Fighting Temeraire.

This talk will last for around an hour, with time included for questions. Tickets for this event are offered at a special price of £3.

Please note that if you would like to go into the exhibition either before or after the talk, you will need to purchase an exhibition ticket on site.

If you can, please consider purchasing a donation ticket or leaving a donation when you book today. We rely on the generosity of our visitors to help us keep art and heritage at the heart of the North East. Thank you. 

Image credit: Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1775 – 1851   The Fighting Temeraire, 1839   Turner Bequest, 1856   © The National Gallery, London